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Priscilla Scott-Ellis diaries (1930s-1940s)

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Diaries of the Hon. Priscilla Scott-Ellis (b.1916), daughter of Thomas, 8th Lord Howard de Walden, 1937-1941. 9 vols. In 1937, Priscilla Scott-Ellis travelled to Spain to support the Nationalist Army fighting the Popular Front government. She trained in first aid and carried out nursing duties at the front-line.

Date range: 1937-1941

Strengths: For women’s history researchers, the diaries provide a rare insight into the daily life of a nurse in the Spanish Civil War.

Size: 1 box, 0.5 metre

Language: English

Keywords: Spanish Civil War, Nationalist Army, Popular Front, fascism, nursing, health care, women’s history

Notes: Additions include correspondence between Cardiff University Library and the Imperial War Museum, London regarding the loan of Priscilla Scott-Ellis’s diary dated 21 September 1937-11 March 1938 for the Spanish Civil War Dreams and Nightmares exhibition at the Imperial War Museum from 20 October 2001-28 April 2002. The additions include photocopies of the diary pages on loan, plus exhibition leaflets. The diaries were partly published as The Chances of Death in 1995.